I am 49 and had one delivery seven years ago by C-section which played havoc with my tummy. I was left with quite a big roll of skin hanging apron-like which was very unsightly. I know I am a small-boned person, but the size of my tummy meant I had to wear larger-sized clothes which were ill-fitting. I visited with Dr. Schleich in January and he told me that no amount of exercise (I used a cross-trainer) would reduce the tummy as the muscles were too stretched and slack. He suggested a full abdominoplasty with lipo suction of the waist area which I had done in March 2011. His bedside manner is great, friendly but professional and never once did I feel uncomfortable. The reassurance combined with realistic assertions was good. Like all operations, it has risks after all, including death. I liked the fact that he never glossed over these risks, but spelt them out so that I understood everything before proceeding. After 2-3 weeks of pain and discomfort, the drains came out and the pain started to decrease slowly but steadily as the tummy size reduced. Now, almost three months later, the results are nothing short of astounding. I'm pain free and the scar is healing nicely. I feel great, can exercise more, eat less because I dont feel the need to over-indulge, feel healthier and as a bonus, my clothes fit well - my tummy is quite flat and actually looks better than ever- I even have a waist now! I actually dropped two dress sizes (lost about 10lbs) and have had to ditch a lot of clothes post-op! I could probably just about get away with a bikini now when before all I wanted to do was just to avoid beaches and pools. Dr Schleich was extremely professional throughout the process and willing to answer any questions/concerns posed. His follow ups were great and again done in the most professional manner. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending his services.